More Swiss embassy workers involved in ‘fabricated’ abduction plot – CID
Posted on December 17th, 2019

By Hemantha Randunu Courtesy The Island

The CID has uncovered that several other employees in the Swiss Embassy were involved in a plot hatched by Garnier Bannister Francis, a local staffer of the diplomatic mission in Colombo, arrested and remanded for falsely claiming that she had been abducted and threatened. These persons include several female employees.

The CID has identified these individuals based on the mobile phone records of Francis and the statements she has given. The CID officials say that they have determined that Francis’ allegation that she was abducted and threatened is a total fabrication.

Francis was arrested, on Monday, and produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, who remanded her till 30 December.

Earlier, the Attorney General’s Department asked the CID to arrest her.

Senior State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne confirmed that the Attorney General had given the order as Francis was accused of fabricating evidence.

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